8a+ granite OS by Marcello Bombardi (16)


3 July 2010

Marcello Bombardi has onsighted Antarktis 8a+ in Myggveggen, which is a steep granite crag in Norway. Granite is normally much harder to onsight but Adam Ondra has onsighted Generation Next 8b+ and Glückshormon 8b+.

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Schubert sends Project Big during his 6th Live attempt

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